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Severn Trent Reviews

Updated August 9, 2018
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Severn Trent Chief Executive Liv Garfield
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Pros
  • "Lots of focus on wellbeing and ensuring a great work-life balance in most departments" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Pension scheme, sharesave scheme, flexible working" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lots of changes in the industry could unsettle things within the business" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is an issue due to under resourced" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time

    Pros

    Excellent management and career opportunities

    Cons

    Benifits could be a little better


  2. "Sr. Lab Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Manageable workflow that is low stress, with little to no change. High levels of independence and good work/social life balance.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement or training.Workload in the lab can become monotonous and boring.

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Environmentally conscience, other than that?

    Cons

    'Fat' middle-upper management, delegation rules.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Severn Trent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good people who have been there for many years

    Cons

    new management making changes without working with existing staff


  5. Helpful (1)

    "New Executive....time to move on!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company with great employees that are now going to be in the hot seat, specifically in one department. Sad, but true!

    Cons

    Your life is about to change drastically under iron fist of the new executive. Only advice to give us you better start looking. It will only be a matter of time before you are set up to fail, pushed out and or terminated.

    Advice to Management

    Bad hiring decision. You should have done your homework before making a terrible hire.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "An honest, review based on a lengthy employment"

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    Former Employee - Customer Advisor
    Former Employee - Customer Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Severn Trent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment (while I was there - this WILL change)
    Guaranteed breaks (but very much needed)
    Decent salary (again, this will definitely change for employees in the very-near future).

    Cons

    Painfully high workloads
    Huge culture of blame and favoritism by managers
    Dishonest managerial team
    Unsafe working environment
    The company will never take responsibility for its mistakes
    Zero room for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Honesty would be a start. This needs to be taught from above, however, so this will be a long time coming


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Too many disturbing changes"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Colmar, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice Co workers and fair but not great pay.

    Cons

    British Corporate mentality being brought to bear on American employees, causing major moral issues. They are not concerned about the opinions of the people necessary to bring the bottom line. Middle management is only concerned with sucking up to Corporate. Good people are looking to get out which will only further aggravate a downward spiral.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the US model alone. We made money before you started meddling and only since all the none business related distractions you burdened us with caused us to go into the red.

  8. "Great Companu to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Severn Trent full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible and understanding management. Great company values.

    Cons

    too many changes in performance module.


  9. "very god would highly recommend"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time

    Pros

    great salary and working conditions

    Cons

    none that spring to mind


  10. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Longbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Longbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible working,
    career development
    great leadership
    accountability
    brillaint culture
    good benefits
    good resources avaialble within the company.

    Everyday is a different day, you get so much opportunity to develop skills within your department and also outside the department. Management is very understanding, no bossy culture. You are given your own work (depending on the deaprtment) and have all authority to make decisions.

    Cons

    No major negatives about the company. Some people are not satisfied witht he salary bands but HR is working hard to introduce the tranparency in it. Salary comes with the hard and smart work - if you deserve it then you will get it.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work in developing people and leading them in the right direction. You all are fabulous and everyone look up to people.


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